A new uniform for a new generation at St Bridget’s primary school

By Rachael Grealish

AS a new generation of pupils starts St Bridget’s primary, Egremont, in September they will take on the school’s first uniform change in over 20 years.

After a year of discussions between teachers and governors, the new uniform will be introduced in September 2017.

The new look coincides with the school’s 50th anniversary and the introduction of a Nursery this year.

Suzanne Smith, St Bridget’s headteacher, said: “Projecting a smart appearance and taking care of how they present themselves is important for the children.

“It reflects the high standards and expectations we set for them.

“We’ve passed some important milestones recently: the 50th anniversary of the present school last year, the introduction of a Nursery this year.

“We felt it was an appropriate time to make the change and mark a new chapter the St. Bridget’s story.”

The new uniform (pictured left) will be keeping the school colours of burgundy and gold and retaining the St. Bridget’s “identity”, the logo of St. Bridget’s Cross – which has been given a 21st century update.

Making a comeback are white shirts and ties (on elastic for infants) and special burgundy and gold tartan is being introduced in skirts and pinafores.